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The Creed of Pioneers

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John Yaws
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Sagebrush spreads its somber shroud
Above my last repose.
The desert winds caress the bones-
Whose local no one knows,
We left too late, I must admit-
Id take no mans advice...
From fools who scoff at wisdom...
Fate exacts an awful price.
They tried to tell me that late May
Was far too late to start...

02/03/2000 San Antonio, TX
The thought of waiting ten more months
Weighed heavy on my heart.
Three other families and mine...
Took off with spirits high...
We made our plans and told our dreams
Not dreaming we would die.
Wed heard of California-
Its streams were full of gold-
And scoffed at burning deserts-
And folks lost in the cold.
We went South out of Fort Bridger-
We were told the trail was dry...
Id made my boast of all I knew-
And said wed all get by.
The baby died of cholera-
The heat got Mary Sue...
Their mother lost the will to live-
And lastly I did, too.
For years our wagons marked the spot
We all played out our string...
And then Apaches burnt the lot...
And left there not a thing...
To mark our final resting place...
To tell folk where we stopped...
It was the creed of pioneers-
To push on till we dropped.


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Justbleu
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1 posted 02-04-2000 02:07 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

This is cool....I like ready your poetry cuz, it's unique, different, and quite refreshing!!  

Take Care
Bridgette
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2 posted 02-04-2000 10:43 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another captivating tale of the old west!!
Excellently done, of course!!

Denise
Danny Holloway
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3 posted 02-04-2000 10:53 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

What an exciting adventure it must have been to live in those pioneer days, when each day could be your last and each day could bring so many joys of discovery. The Frontier is gone, but your writing helps us to revisit a time none of us will ever see.
Well done!
DH
 
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